Main Stage and Featured Presenters

Opening Main Stage Session

Thursday | 9:30 a.m.
Music Hall

Family Medicine for America’s Health Panel

Members of the Family Medicine for America’s Health Leadership Team and professionals involved with the Health is Primary campaign will share information and innovations regarding primary care and the role residents and students can have in shaping the future.

Friday Main Stage Panel Session

Stephen Beeson, MD

Friday | 8:30 a.m.
Music Hall

Leading Change

Stephen Beeson, MD is the Founder and CEO of PracticingExcellence.com—a by doctors, for doctors enterprise focused on the advancement of physician effectiveness. Dr. Beeson is a board-certified family medicine physician and a recognized expert in physician coaching, engagement, and performance improvement. He has authored two national best-selling books and has spent the past eight years lecturing to more than 500 health care systems.

Featured Workshop Presenters

Oscar Lovelace, Jr., MD

Thursday | 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Room 2211

Caring for the Community

Dr. Lovelace, the 2015 AAFP Family Physician of the Year, started Lovelace Family Medicine in 1988 in Prosperity, South Carolina. He serves as associate medical director for two hospices, is on staff at Newberry County Memorial Hospital, and is an assistant professor at three medical schools.


Robert Wergin, MD, FAAFP

Friday | 10:00-11:30 a.m.
Room 2215B

Advocating for Health Care Reform: AAFP Initiatives

Dr. Wergin, the 2015 AAFP President, practices the full spectrum of family medicine at the Milford (Neb.) Family Practice Center from obstetrics to geriatrics. He also serves as medical director of Crest View Care Center. Dr. Wergin received the Nebraska Family Physician of the Year award in 2002, and Nebraska Nursing Home Medical Director of the Year in 2012.